Aymar Crosnier / Centre National de la Danse (CND)
Born in Venezuela , Aymar Crosnier studied in the United States and in France . Graduated with a Master in Management and Cultural Management at the University of Burgundy, he
has worked for the National Theatre of Dijon (administrator and curator ) , the Multidisciplinary Theatre of Macon (dance and theatre curator ), the National Centre of
Contemporary Dance in Angers (Deputy Director, Programming dance season and residences ) .
Since January 2014, he is the Deputy Director and responsable of curating the danse season and the international projects at The Centre national de la danse.
Responding to Mathilde Monnier desire to make from the CND "an art center for dance", he proposed to changed the rhythms and ways of presenting the dance projects. By stopping the classical dance season that nearly all theatres in Paris and around propose. The CND is now as much devoted to presenting work than as a fabric and research center for artists.
And then they invented a new festival called Camping.
Camping is a unique festival in France, where artists, professionals, students from art schools coming from all over the world, amateurs, young audiences, researchers .... share an art experience every year for fifteen days in June.
The next big step is organizing a Camping /Asia in 2019, with the Taipei Performing Art Center.
Tiago Guedes / Teatro Municipal do Porto
Tiago Guedes (Leiria, Portugal, 1978) began developing his work as a choreographer in 2001, with performances such as Um Solo (2002) - winner of several awards including, Danças Na Cidade, Bienal dos Jovens Criadores da Europa e do Mediterrâneo; Materiais Diversos (2003); Trio (2005); Ópera (2007) and Coisas Maravilhosas (2008). His work has been presented in many theatres and festivals around the world, including in Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Slovenia, Belgium, Switzerland, Brazil, Austria, The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Hungary, India and Singapore. He was associate choreographer at RE.AL (Lisbon) from 2003-07 and resident choreographer at Le Vivat (Armentières) from 2006-08, where he also programmed CARTE BLANCHE, a showcase of Portuguese artists.
In 2007 he founded the cultural association Materiais Diversos, and its international performing arts festival in 2009. Between 2011 and 2012 he was artistic director of Cine-Teatro São Pedro in Alcanena, Portugal. At 2011, Centre Pompidou-Metz published Instantanés 01 – Tiago Guedes, a monography dedicated to his choreographic body of work, written by Tiago Bartolomeu Costa. In parallel to his activities as an artist and programmer, he has also lectured at institutions such as Forum Dança and Escola Superior da Dança in Lisbon and is often invited to participate in conferences and debates in the cultural sector. He was between 2013 and 2014 artistic director of Teatro Virgínia in Torres Novas, Portugal.
Currently he is the director of Teatro Municipal do Porto, Portugal.
Katleen Van Langendonck / KAAI Theatre
Katleen Van Langendonck (1971) studied Germanic Philology (General Literature ) and an additional year of philosophy in Leuven and Paris. She worked as a literary critic for the Belgian radio and the newspaper De Standaard from 1994 until 1997. She was responsible for the performing arts programming at deSingel international arts centre in Antwerp from 1997 to 2002. From 2002 to 2007 she has been a member of the academic staff at Antwerp University, where she lectured in dance history and dance analysis, did research on tactility in the performing arts, and coordinated the inter-university post-master in Theatre Studies. Since 2007 Katleen Van Langendonck is responsable for the artistic programme of the Brussels performing arts center Kaaitheater, together with Guy Gypens. She has, amongst other projects, initiated Performatik, the Brussels biënnale for performing arts, a collaboration with other Brussels institutions from the visual as well as the performance arts field (Argos, Bozar, Wiels amongst others).
Serge Laurent / Centre Pompidou
Serge Laurent began his career as assistant curator at the Fondation Cartier. After working on Contemporary art exhibitions, he is entrusted with the Fondation Cartier’s Performing Arts program. In the late 90s, he conceived and produced the “Soirées nomades” (Nomad Evenings), a multidisciplinary project for live art forms (dance, lectures, concerts, performances, video-art, fashion shows, design…) taking place every Thursday in different spaces at the Fondation Cartier. Between 1997 and 2002, Le Centre d’Art Le Consortium de Dijon commissioned him the program “Nouvelles scènes” (“New Scenes/New Stages”).
In 1998, he introduces Performing Arts into the “Printemps de Cahors” (Spring at Cahors), a Photography and Video Art Festival. Since 1999, he is the director of the Performing Arts Department at the Centre Pompidou (Spectacles vivants – Centre Pompidou). He frequently collaborates and consults for international institutions and partners, such us the Centre Pompidou Málaga.”